The Crown Prince of the Arabian Gulf state of Bahrain, who is also its Minister of Defence, is in britain at the moment at the invitation of the British Ministry of Defence.
LV & SV Prince accompanied by Army Officers in School of Infantry Warminster (2 shots)
SV Officer explaining the School to Prince
SV Soldier shooting at target (4 shots)
SV Bahrain Minister lies down for rifle shooting
SV & LV Minister shooting balloons (2 shots)
SV Prince holds and looks through sights of SLR optical sight rifle (2 shots)
SV Pan from Minister along Prince to soldier firing gun.
CU &SV Prince shooting at target (3 shots)
SV Prince bidding farewell to officers (2 shots)
SV Prince entering helicopter.
SV Helicopter flies off.
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Background: The Crown Prince of the Arabian Gulf state of Bahrain, who is also its Minister of Defence, is in britain at the moment at the invitation of the British Ministry of Defence.
Sheikh Hamed bin Iaa al-Khalifa is touring various military and defence training bases in Britain.
On Thursday (August 2) the crown Prince and his official party visited the British School of Infantry at Warminster in Wiltshire. He had a chance to try out the electronic firing range for himself and shoot at the targets with S.L.R. optical sight rifles.
Links between Britain and Bahrain are still close although the 1,300 strong Bahrain Defence Force has taken over from British forces the sole responsibility for security. Although in December 1971 Bahrain agreed to the United States Middle East fleet using part of the naval base formerly used by Britain.
SYNOPSIS: The British Army School of Infantry at Warminster in Wiltshire was visited on Thursday by a high ranking delegation from Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf.
It was led by the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Sheikh Hamed Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, who is also the State's Minister of Defence.
One of the Crown Prince's party was the first to try out the electronic rifle range at the training school.
The Crown Prince is in Britain at the invitation of the British Ministry of Defence. And during his stay he will be visiting many military training establishments.
The Crown Prince himself was very interested in the SLR optical sight rifle. In Bahrain he is responsible for the one thousand, three hundred strong Bahrain Defence Force.
Since Bahrain became independent from Britain in 1971, the Bahrain Defence Force has had sole responsibility for security.
The Crown Prince proved himself a marksman with the SLR rifle.
Among those who bade farewell to Sheikh Hamed was the Commandant of the Infantry School Brigadier Kitson.
Although Bahrain is independent, links with Britain are still close.
The Amir of Bahrain Sheikh Isa bin Sulman Al-Khalifa was in Britain in June on a private visit.
And the second son of the Amir, Sheikh Rashid bin Isa Al-Khalifa, is to attend a course at the British Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.